Bring in this spooky season with these creepy, but slightly adorable Mummy Cookies. This fun Halloween cookie recipe are maple cinnamon cookies topped with vanilla frosting and candy eyes.
Spooky Halloween Cookies
Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year other than Christmas. People can get so creative with creepy and crawly recipes that make the perfect addition to any Halloween event. These cookies are sure to make a scary and dramatic entrance at any party!
Key Ingredients You’ll Need
Flour: You will need to use all-purpose flour along with the baking powder and baking soda to allow the cookies to rise in the oven.
Cinnamon: This will give the cookies a strong flavor. It’s made with sugar, spice, and everything nice!
Sugar: You will need two types of sugar for this recipe. You need light brown sugar for the cookies and powdered sugar to make the frosting.
Maple Syrup: This adds a sweet flavor to the recipe and makes them smell even more incredible.
Icing Eyes: You will need to grab edible icing eyes which can be bought off Amazon or found in the baking section of your local grocery store,
How To Make Mummy Cookies
Step 1. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and whisk to combine before setting aside. In a heat-safe bowl, put in the butter and melt in the microwave before placing it aside to cool slightly. Put the brown sugar, syrup, and vanilla into the melted butter and combine until fully incorporated. Crack in the egg and mix again. Gradually combine the flour mixture into the butter mixture using a hand mixer until just mixed. Use plastic wrap to cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
Step 2. Set the oven to 375 degrees and use a silicone mat to line a baking sheet. Form the prepared dough into balls using a large cookie scoop and arrange them 2-inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Put any remaining balls of dough back into the bowl and cover again with plastic wrap before putting it in the fridge. You will only want to bake a tray of cookies at a time. Put the sheet pan in the oven at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are slightly puffed and the edges are light brown in color. Take the cookies out and allow them to cool on the sheet pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool thoroughly.
Step 3. Add the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream into a standing mixer and beat to combine until creamy and stiff. Add the prepared frosting into the piping bag making sure that the ridged side of the tip is downward facing. Begin adding thick lines in random areas on each cookie making sure to leave an area bare for the icing eyes. Place two small dots of frosting onto each of the candy eyes and put them into the center of each eye socket. Let the frosting set and firm before serving. Enjoy!
What If I Can’t Find Candy Eyes?
You don’t have to worry if you can’t find candy eyes for this recipe. You can make your own right at home! Make a simpler version of eyes by using chocolate chips or use fondant or royal icing. You can have way more control over the size and shape of the eyes you want and can even add little mouths or other decorations. M&M’s or similar candies are also great options for making mummy eyes.
Do My Mummy Cookies Have To Be Plain White?
Absolutely not! If you want to make fun colored mummies for a Halloween party or just add more pops of color. You can make these mummy cookies in whatever color you want! They can be creepy black, bloody red, or slimy green!
More Halloween Cookie Recipes:
- Sugar Halloween Cookies
- Halloween Monster Sandwich Cookies
- Candy Corn Cookies
- Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars
- 3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup butter unsalted, melted
- 1 ½ cup light brown sugar packed
- ⅓ cup Maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup butter unsalted, softened
- 2 ½ – 3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 20 edible icing eyes
- Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl.
- Set aside.Put butter in a heat proof bowl.
- Place in the microwave until the butter has melted.
- Set aside the butter to cool slightly.
- Add brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the melted butter.
- Stir well to mix.
- Stir in the egg until all ingredients have been combined.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.
- Mix the ingredients together using a hand mixer until just mixed.
- Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap.
- Put in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Line the baking sheet with a silicone mat.
- With a large cookie, scoop and make cookie balls.
- Position the cookie balls on the prepared baking sheet.
- Space them 2 inches apart.
- Put the remaining cookie balls back in the bowl, cover them, and return them to the refrigerator.
- Bake only one tray of cookies at a time.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
- The cookies will puff up a little bit.
- You want the edges of the cookies just a slight beige.
- Set the cookie sheet aside to let the cookies cool for 5 minutes.
- Move the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until creamy and stiff
- Scoop the frosting into the piping bag
- Make sure the ridged side of the tip is facing downwards
- Pipe thick lines randomly over the cookie making sure to leave the middle space bare for the eyes
- Pipe a small amount on the back of two eyes and place it in the middle of the cookies
- Allow the frosting to firm up before enjoying
- large Piping bag with #48 tip